Man called police officer a ‘ginger f***ing Irish b*****d’ during incident in Cookstown


A man who assaulted his ex-girlfriend at their Cookstown home has been given a five month sentence in a Dungannon Court.

Darius Porcikas, 23, with an address at St Mary’s Street in Newry pleaded guilty to three charges before a sitting in East Tyrone Magistrates Court.

The court heard that as well as threatening to kill his former partner, Porcikas called a police officer a “ginger f***ing Irish b******”, prompting the sitting judge to question why that incident had not been treated as racist in nature.

Mr Porcikas appeared before the sitting of the Magistrates via video link from Maghaberry prison.

The defendant entered guilty pleas when the charges were put to him and counsel in the case informed the sitting magistrate, District Judge Bernie Kelly, that he wished to waive his right to a pre-sentence report.

The court heard that on November 30th last year police received a report of a disturbance at an address in Cookstown and proceeded to attend to the incident in question.

The court was told that Mr Porcikas had called to the address of his former partner of five years and mother of his two year old daughter.

The defendant was informed that his daughter was at a friend’s house and he proceeded to have an argument with his former partner about a court case that was due to take place, telling her that he was going to run away for a long time. She reported that there was a smell of alcohol from his breath.

The pair proceeded to the kitchen where she told him that she was going to call the police, he then warned her against such a course and slapped her face. He then threatened to kill her if she rang the police.

Soon after she left the house to lift her daughter and then went to the police station to report the incident.

When arrested by police Porcikas resisted calling an officer a “ginger f***ing Irish b******”

Sentencing Porcikas Judge Kelly noted his previous convictions and sentenced him to 5 months in prisonment.

She also ordered that a restraining order be granted to the injured party.